Why I Love Using The Book Chalk In Speech Therapy

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Want to use Chalk more in speech? Here are fun ways you can do so that won’t require much prep!

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

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Why wordless picture books?

No reading required for our weak readers. Very open ended which allows for amazing language opportunities. Students get to “read” the story and become the authors. It builds confidence and is so much fun! To reach about more of my favorite wordless picture books CLICK HERE!

 

Why do I love Chalk?

The illustrations are very realistic. This allows me to easily use this with students of ALL ages! Even my older ones love it!   The concept of the story is interesting and motivating. There is a ton inferred and tons of language that can be elicited.

 

What are some fun ways to use Chalk?

You can easily use Chalk with my inferencing visuals on a stick! Students can predict what will happen next and agree and disagree. Academic conversations will be easily elicited. Students will all be able to participate. CLICK HERE to grab these visuals!

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

You can easily make cheat sheets and target a variety of skills! This book is perfect for mixed groups! You can easily keep your cheat sheet in the book! CLICK HERE to read more about using cheat sheets.

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

You can work on combining sentences. You can model and practice using conjunctions while telling the story using the illustrations! CLICK HERE to read more about fun ways to combine sentences.

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

You can easily use sticky notes and work on sequencing and recall! No need to look back into the story. I love using sticky notes because you can also put them right into the book for future use.

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

What are other goals to address?

  • Predicting
  • Inferencing
  • Context clues
  • Tier 2 vocabulary
  • Cause/effect
  • Verb tenses
  • Summarizing
  • Articulation
  • And more!

That is why I created a storybook companion that contains activities ready to go to work on all these goals.

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

I did the prep so you don’t have to! Just print and go! Your students will love making this story live on and on. You can easily use this book for many sessions, your students won’t mind! CLICK HERE to check out this resource in my TpT store!

The book Chalk by Bill Thomson is a great fit for speech therapy! This blog post explains why I love using it target speech and language skills and gives lots of ideas for you to use it in your speech room!

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